Monday, February 04, 2013

Interview with Jack Duffy, author of THE MAN FROM 2063


Jack Duffy is an attorney from Fort Worth, Texas.  The Man from 2063 is his first book.  On November 22, 1963 he was in school at Bruce Shulkey Elementary when he heard the news about President Kennedy’s assassination.  His parents were at the breakfast in Fort Worth, Texas, that morning when President Kennedy gave his last speech.  In 1970 he saw the Zapruder film for the first time.  He has been researching the JFK assassination since then.  He has interviewed many eyewitnesses including Marina Oswald and several Parkland physicians who treated JFK.  He has met many researchers who have written books on the assassination.  He came up with the idea for a time travel novel in 1998.  He has one of the largest private collections of materials on the JFK assassination.  He graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Political Science.  He then earned an M.B.A from Baylor University.  He then graduated from South Texas School of Law with a J.D.  He is an Eagle Scout.

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Q: How did you become interested in the JFK assassination?

I saw the Zapruder film at a friends house in 1971 and knew there was a conspiracy.

Q: What made you write The Man From 2063?

I always wanted to write a book about the JFK case. I decided to combine a time travel premise with factual data on the assassination along with fictional characters to make an entertaining book.

Q: Who do you think killed JFK?

Based on 40 years of research I believe rogue CIA agents, anti-Castro Cubans and Mafia people combined to kill JFK. I think Oswald was the patsy for the conspiracy. 

Q: What did you think about Oliver Stone's movie JFK?

Overall I thought it was very well made.  I don't agree with everything in the movie. I do agree there was a conspiracy.

Q: Why would the US government cover up the truth behind the assassination?

Probably because the people who killed JFK were connected with powerful people or agencies of the government.